Led by President Clayton Spencer and hosted by broadcast journalist Bryant Gumbel ’70, a road show comprising Bates faculty, students, and trustees visited record crowds in Boston and New York City this week to tell the story of the $300 million Bates Campaign.

Here’s a look back at the scenes, and behind the scenes, of this week’s campaign launch events at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, which attracted the largest off-campus gathering in Bates history, and at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City.